Chandra was more active and smart and easily meandered her way down
the Pass but when she reached Tandi, she felt concerned for her beloved and to find him,
climbed up the valley towards the present village of Kaylong. Soon Bhaga was found coming
with great struggle through the narrow rocks. Seeing him coming Chandra also came back to
Tandi where consequently they both met and the celestial marriage was performed.
From the starting points on the Baralacha
Pass the water followed both of them which gradually took the form of two rivers that are
known to-day after their names. From this point of confluence, i.e. Tandi, the joint name
was given to the rivers, Chandrabhaga because Chandra and Bhaga had united into the
eternal wedlock. Tayul monastery about 6 kms. from Keylong is one of the oldest and has a
very big statue of the great Buddhist scholar and preacher Padmasambhava referred to
So far the, coverage is on the Buddhist
monasteries and Buddhism at some length though as indicated before Hindus out-number the
Buddhists. This is rightly so as there are hardly any Hindu temples in Lahul and Spiti.
Almost every Hindu inhabitant here is imbued with Lamaism. This is not strange if we look
into the background of the people.